Server virtualization is a method of running multiple independent virtual operating systems on a single computer. This allows users to maximize physical resources to take best advantage of their hardware investment. Server virtualization enables the transformation of hardware into software, i.e., “virtualize” the hardware resources on an x86-based server and components – including the CPU, RAM and hard drives. This single virtual server can now safely run several operating systems and applications at the same time on one computer. Server virtualization can help lower your costs by optimizing utilization while increasing agility. This enables you to respond rapidly to changes in the marketplace.
There are four primary levels of server virtualization that address these issues: server consolidation, software automation, business continuity and desktop manageability.
The benefits of software-enabled virtualization include:
Increased Server Utilization – Apply resources only where needed, based on application demand.
Fewer Servers – Consolidate and reduce the number of physical servers that need administration and maintenance.
Greater Availability – Migrate applications from one server to another without taking down applications.
Added System Flexibility – Select the right operating system for your applications.
Standardization – Use a uniform platform to configure applications once and roll out multiple times.
Simplified Deployment – Test new applications and software upgrades centrally, then quickly deploy them without configuring new servers.
We have developed a simple, yet comprehensive approach to server virtualization solutions that has proven successful for organizations of all kinds. Our account manager and virtualization specialists will work with you to assess your current and future environment and deliver a solution that includes the right mix of hardware, software and services. We begin by taking an environmental profile which includes the type of current data and systems, the value and use of that data, and your acceptable level of downtime for these systems. Based on this detailed study, ATS will provide the best-in-class solutions to your business.